PBS’ A Capitol Fourth Concert 2005

July 1, 2005
Press Release
United States Capitol Police Chief Terrance W. Gainer
Public Information Office  
119 D Street, NE  
Washington, D.C. 20510 Immediate
(202) 224-1677  

July 1, 2005
1:00 p.m.

On Monday, July 4, 2005, at 8:00 p.m., PBS’ A Capitol Fourth Concert will take place on the West Lawn of the United States Capitol. There will also be a dress rehearsal on Sunday, July 3, 2005, starting at 7:30 p.m. Public access to the West Lawn will begin at 2:30 p.m. for both events.

Additional security precautions will be taken to ensure the safety and security of those in attendance. Anyone attending the events will be required to pass through security screening before entering the event site. This will include an administrative search of all bags, coolers, backpacks, and closed containers. Strollers and folding chairs will also be allowed into the event.

The following street closures will be in effect starting at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 2nd until the conclusion of the concert on Monday, July 4th:

  • First Street, NW/SW from Constitution to Independence Avenues
  • Pennsylvania Avenue, NW from First Street to Third Street
  • Maryland Avenue, SW from First Street to Third Street

Anyone planning to attend is encouraged to use public transportation and to bring plenty of drinking water. The United States Capitol Police would also like to remind anyone planning to attend either event of the District of Columbia law prohibiting the possession of any open alcoholic beverages.

If there are any questions or concerns, you may contact the United States Capitol Police Public Information Office at 202-224-1677.


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  Prepared by:
  Officer Michael Lauer
  United States Capitol Police
  Public Information Officer